Since its launch in April of 2015, a lot has been expected from upstart comic book publisher AfterShock Comics. With a veteran management team at the helm and a stable of star-studded creative talent, AfterShock is looking to make an impact in the competitive comic book market. Their initial slate of titles have been released and they demonstrate a unique and eclectic mix of genres influenced by dynamic creators. Here is my first impression of the first wave of books from AfterShock.
J.M. Manion has long been a successful photographer covering the fitness and bodybuilding industry. He has photographed some of the strongest, well-defined physiques on the planet. He's also had a love of super-heroes and comic books. So much so that Manion began publishing his own comic book, Iron Siren Comics, featuring some of the fitness competitors he's covered as superheroes themselves. It's no wonder he sometimes incorporates superhero cosplay and body paint into photo shoots. Here are just some examples of his work: